Sri Lankas attack was especially ineffective aga

BROOKLYN, Mich. Aron Baynes Jersey . -- When Kyle Larson was trying to hold off Chase Elliott at Michigan International Speedway last weekend, this much was certain: One of them was going to win a Sprint Cup race for the first time.The next generation of NASCAR standouts has quite an opportunity over these next couple months. With Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart fading from prominence and Dale Earnhardt Jr. sidelined with concussion problems, a handful of younger drivers have emerged in impressive fashion of late.The 24-year-old Larson ended up winning at Michigan, with the 20-year-old Elliott coming in second. Ryan Blaney was fourth, equaling the highest finish of the 22-year-olds career.When we took that last restart I saw three guys up there that hadnt won before, six-time series champion Jimmie Johnson said. In my mind I thought, `Man, I hope one of these guys gets it.Larson wrapped up a spot in the Chase with his victory at Michigan, and Elliott seems likely to get in, too. Chris Buescher has a berth waiting for him if the 23-year-old can remain in the top 30 in points. His victory at Pocono was the first of his career.Last years Chase did not include a single driver under 25.Gordon retired at the end of last season, although hes been back behind the wheel recently to replace the injured Earnhardt. Elliott has replaced Gordon in the No. 24 car and has 12 top-10 finishes this year, an encouraging sign amid a tough year for Hendrick Motorsports.Gordons retirement as a full-time driver and Earnhardts concussion problems have driven home the fact that NASCAR wont be able to rely on its biggest names forever. Stewart plans to retire after this season, and even Johnson is all the way down in ninth place in the standings.The first race at Michigan back in June had the youngest top three in Sprint Cup history, with Joey Logano (26) finishing ahead of Elliott and Larson. Last weekend, it was Larson and Elliott going 1-2. Both were driving Chevrolets.Chevy has had a fortunate lineup of drivers and team owners, some of the very best in the industry, said Jim Campbell, vice president of performance vehicles and motorsports for Chevrolet. As some of them retire, and we are working with our team owners to bring guys in like Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson, it really bodes well for the future. Were proud of those guys. Theyre incredibly talented and surrounded by great teams.Larsons victory snapped a 99-race losing skid for Chip Ganassi Racing, and the owner expressed confidence that his young driver wouldnt be making a jump to another team any time soon.His contract came up one time. I said, `What do you think about these other teams that are talking to you? Ill never forget his answer. He said, `They all had a shot at me the first time around and they passed, Ganassi said. To say hes the foundation of the team, sure. Any time you have a young guy come along that can win, sure, you want to rally around that.Larson was the first graduate of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity and NASCAR Next programs to win a Sprint Cup race. It happened in his 99th start.I wouldnt have been surprised if he won in his first two or three starts, and wouldnt be surprised if it took him 10 years. Theres no guarantees at this level, said Brad Keselowski, who finished third Sunday. Theres too many pieces. Being a great driver alone is not enough to guarantee success. Everything has to come together. ... I look forward to racing him and Chase and Ryan Blaney and all those guys for years to come.---Follow Noah Trister at www.Twitter.com/noahtrister Cheap Nike Celtics Jerseys . It is a cliché dragged out by fans and pundits regularly when discussions take place around which teams are better than others. Bob Cousy Jersey . After a first half in which he thought "the lid was on the basket," the Toronto Raptors coach watched his squad mount a second half surge to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-91. http://www.cheapcelticsjerseys.us/ . Jordan Lynch, the all-purpose Heisman Trophy finalist from Northern Illinois, failed to make it into that exclusive club. Sri Lankas chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has placed the onus for avoiding injuries partially on the cricketers, upon the teams return from a difficult tour of the UK and Ireland.Sri Lankas attack was significantly depleted by injury on their travels. Lasith Malinga and legspinner Jeffrey Vandersay were ruled out before the squad was named, then Dhammika Prasad and Dushmantha Chameera were forced to return during the early stages of the tour. Angelo Mathews was also unable to bowl during parts of the ODI series, and allrounder Milinda Siriwardana had suffered an ankle injury that made him unavailable for the third Test.Sri Lankas new high performance manager Simon Willis had said on Wednesday that injuries might be better avoided if squads were named early, and conditioning work undertaken before the tours begin. Jayasuriya, however, chose to focus on the players commitment, and suggested more accountability from the cricketers was necessary.Simon Willis is right in one sense, but my concern is that injuries have been happening for some time, Jayasuriya said. We also need the commitment from the players. You cant deny that also. Im saying that in front of the players. They have to come out of their comfort zone and train.No matter how much myself, Simon and Sri Lanka Cricket are committed, if the player isnt committed, you cant do it. Im not saying they are not committed - they are committed - but they need to do something different to come out and solve this issue.Sri Lankas fast-bowling stocks have been particularly vulnerable to injury over the past three years. Malinga is presentlyy in the middle of a months-long injury layoff, Chameera has suffered a stress reaction that could see him out of action for as many as four months, and Prasad has now missed two entire Test series. Al Horford Jersey. There could be a lot of cricket for sure, Jayasuriya said. Then you have to pick the tour and say: I will be playing on this particular tour. If theres too much cricket, then the player has to say: Im not going to last long, and stay out. Then we can think of something else.Both Jayasuriya and Mathews said injuries had significantly hamstrung Sri Lanka during the recent tour, where the side suffered a 2-0 defeat in the Test series and lost the ODI series 3-0. Sri Lankas attack was especially ineffective against Englands top order during the limited-overs series.If we can get the same players playing through a series, there will be a difference, Jayasuriya said. Unlike when the tour started, by their fourth innings in the Tests, the batsmen were able to score 475. Thats because the same batting unit stayed together. But the bowlers break down from match to match. If we can stop that, we can get to a good place. In the end only Nuwan Pradeep and Suranga Lakmal were left from the bowlers who started the tour, and even Lakmal, in the last match, had a knee injury.Jayasuriya also defended his committees selection of Ramith Rambukwella for the one-off T20, stating that Rambukwellas ability to clear the boundaries, and his offspin, had prompted his selection. Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Cheap Jerseys 2019 Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping ' ' '
Posted in Default Category on May 17 at 05:22 AM

Comments (0)

No login